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Top Bezienswaardigheden Valkenburg aan de Geul

Ontdek de prachtige bezienswaardigheden van Valkenburg aan de Geul! Verken de stad met ons uitgebreide overzicht van unieke plekken die je niet mag missen. Ontdek meer op onze stadspagina en maak gebruik van onze gratis stadswandeling langs de mooiste bezienswaardigheden van Valkenburg aan de Geul. Laat je verrassen door de charme van deze geweldige stad!

Kasteel Valkenburg
1 - Kasteel Valkenburg

The rich Middle Ages become reality again with a visit to the castle ruins of Valkenburg aan de Geul, with a history that dates back to the 11th century! The castle, once the fortress of the lords of Valkenburg, was destroyed in 1672 but never completely demolished. Below the castle are several escape corridors and the Castle Quarry. The Valkenburg castle ruins have been a protected national monument since 1967.

2 - Grendelpoort

This medieval city gate was built at the beginning of the 14th century and is also known as 'Bergerpoort' or 'Maastrichterpoort'. The name may have come from the nearby Grendelput. When the castle and fortifications were demolished in 1672, the Grendelpoort was spared.

3 - Geulpoort

The Geulpoort was originally a medieval city gate in the city wall of Valkenburg. The gate was gradually demolished from 1644, but was rebuilt in 2014.

Kasteel den Halder
4 - Kasteel den Halder

Den Halder Castle is a castle in the center of Valkenburg. The castle, located directly on the Geul, originated from a medieval defense tower, which was part of the fortifications of Valkenburg. The building is a national monument and is also part of the Buitengoed Geul & Maas.

5 - Gemeentegrot

The Gemeentegrot is a limestone quarry, where marl was extracted until the 1950s. The marl originated in the time when South Limburg was still a sea. This also explains the large amount of shells that are still in the marl. The Romans were already busy mining marl and around 1500 the block breakers.

6 - Berkelpoort

The Berkelpoort is one of the three medieval city gates of Valkenburg. The heavily restored gate of Limburg marl has been protected as a national monument since 1967.

Openluchttheater Valkenburg
7 - Openluchttheater Valkenburg

The Open Air Theater Valkenburg is an open-air theater from 1916 and is a design by Pierre Cuypers.

8 - Fluweelengrot

The Fluweelengrot (Velvet Cave) is a system of tunnels that was created by marl extraction. The historic system of corridors is located on Daalhemerweg and is open for guided tours.

9 - Mergelrijk

At MergelRijk you go on a discovery tour through one of the most beautiful underground tunnel systems in Valkenburg and you really experience everything about caves and marl. The rich history of the marl caves comes to life along the way through beautiful marl and sand sculptures.

10 - Steenkolenmijn

Dive deep into the mysterious mines of Valkenburg! Mining is a world in itself and Steenkolenmijn Valkenburg is the only remaining visitor mine in our country. A former miner will receive you for a visit to this 'coal mine'. Descend into a 'real' coal mine in search of the black gold! Find out all about the heavy work and life of miners. A world that normally remains hidden, far underground.

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